Bethel graduates are licensed through the Indiana Department of Education and should check for updates at www.doe.in.gov/licensing. Our licensing advisor is available at 574.807.7233 to answer questions about the licensure process.
Basic Skills Test (CASA)
Bethel students must take and pass the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) before being admitted to the teacher preparation program. Application is made during the fall or spring of your sophomore year. The CASA includes three subtests: Reading, Mathematics, & Writing.
For more information or to register for a test, visit www.in.nesinc.com
Content Area Tests
All teacher candidates are required to take at least one specialty area test in order to receive certification. These tests are generally taken just before or early in your Student Teaching semester. The Pearson website, www.in.nesinc.com, provides comprehensive information including registration, preparation materials and scoring for all tests.
Applying for Instructional Licenses
Application for Indiana licensure is completed online through the Indiana Department of Education’s Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS). Be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your CPR, including Heimlich and AED Certification, and Suicide Prevention Training. A licensing fee of $36.72 will be charged from your credit card for your application.
We had a total of 51 candidates who completed one of our education programs during the 2011-2012 academic year and took a PRAXIS II content test for licensure. The pass rates on these content tests were a 98%. These same program completers earned an average cumulative GPA of a 3.596.